Description "Ushabti" group representations are quite rare and were probably gifts to the deceased from a relative. The man holds a typical hoe and grain basket; his wife holds "ankh" signs, symbolizing "life." No inscription is visible on the piece, and it is possible that it was placed in a special box that carried the names of the deceased couple.
|10/16/2008||Treatment||technical study; cleaned; loss compensation|
- Mummified. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008-2013.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926
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